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World Fish Catch Increased in 2011

Lucy Towers
08 January 2014, at 12:00am

GLOBAL - World fish catch amounted to 94.6 million tonnes in 2011 which is an increase from previous year by 4.6 million tonnes, according to Statistics Iceland.

The greatest volume came from the Pacific Ocean and the Peruvian anchovy was the largest species.

Of the continents, Asia had the biggest part in the world fish catch, next came America and then Europe.

The biggest fishing nation in 2011 was China, whilst Norway, that was the biggest fishing nation in Europe, ranked number 11 on the world list.

Iceland, that was the second largest fishing nation in Europe, ranked number 18 on the world list in 2011, one place higher than the previous year.

All figures are taken from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) dataset.